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My favourite USB battery power Pack

This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

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If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.


RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)


U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)




The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for's some.


VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

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The flashing lights on this EL USB cable aren't just for show.

A short video about a USB cable that's a bit smarter than most.

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Reader Comments (8)

I loved it! And since I informed my wife that the blame for buy so many things are yours. (yes i know! I´m a weak man!) Thank you for this new gadget...

June 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterchorondus

Hi Matt,
Thats one of the coolest cables I have ever seen in my life.
It's a shame they can't offer the same thing with audio cables.

June 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Travis

Well done, Mat. At last a gadget that I AM likely to buy. Not a criticism, I always enjoy your reviews, even though, for many of them, I am not likely to ever want.

Keep 'em coming.....

June 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQuaser

Don't really need it, so I think I'll buy it. Great gift idea too.

June 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArthur

HI Mat, I've ordered one through Amazon UK but taking a while to arrive from China, almost a long as people are aware of this when they order through Amazon.

Great idea though if it works.


July 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

This could be a very effective way for everyone in the family to un-plug their devices when they are charged... If they take notice...

One small "feature": if I try to use my smartphone whilst plugged in to this cable, the touch-screen interface will not work! I suspect that the EL lighting system is emitting some interference which disrupts the touch-screen sensor. This is NOT a big problem, but it is worth bearing in mind...

July 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTony C

I picked one up on eBay for £3.66 with free shipping and after 3 weeks in the post it arrived yesterday. Looks a little bit dimmer than the one in your video but it's very funky. I might pick up a few more from the same seller at that price.

For those who care about that sort of thing, I tested with a USB power meter and my iPad mini charges at the same rate with this cable as the official Apple one.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKarl

Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting keep it up thanks.

December 18, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjeff @ acobs global

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